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Dennis Dee Butler

October 16, 1946 ~ July 2, 2018 (age 71)

Dennis Dee Butler, 71, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 02, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dennis was born to Don Henry and Sadie Meibos Butler, October 16, 1946 in Ogden, Utah. 

Denny graduated from Ben Lomond High School and received his college degree from Weber State. He married his eternal companion, Judy Lynn Birkes, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 19, 1970. Together they had six children and were blessed with twenty grandchildren.

Denny served a mission for the LDS church in The Netherlands (1965~1968).  He served in numerous positions within the church and passed on a legacy of service and kindness. He was well known as “Bishop Butler” in his neighborhood of Diamond Valley.

He loved fishing with his brother’s, friends and family. A highlight was going salmon fishing in Alaska with his three boys. He had a passion for horses, which became a career, and he eventually opened a retail store named Butlers Western Outfitter in St. George, Utah.  

Denny was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Donald and Kenneth Butler. Survived by his brother, Val Butler of Ogden, and sister, Cheryl Taylor of St. George.  He will be greatly missed by his surviving wife, Judy and their 6 children: Kristi Strongo (John), Matthew Butler, Andria Staheli (Trent), Camila Young (Tyler), Michael Butler (Samantha), Jonathan Butler (Lyndy), and grandchildren: Josh, Taylor, Jake, Caleb, Rachel, Allison, Belle, Bo, Josie, Carson, Hazen, Zac, Memphis, Jacoby, Hennessy, Lennix, Max, Rocko, Gwenny, and Willow.

Services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Diamond Valley LDS Chapel located at 1784 W Diamond Valley Drive, St. George, UT 84770. Gathering of friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Graveside services will be at 12 pm at Ivins Cemetery. Please visit to leave condolences and to view full obituary.


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